Into The Woods, Cinderella

Want to know a little bit of background on the characters in the show? Here’s our interpretation of one of the characters, we like to think that everyone has a bit of an untold story…

Cinderella, played by Sally Hague


Ella. Got the nickname Cinderella from her stepsisters as she’s covered in ashes/cinders most of the time.

What kind of person is Cinderella?

Cinderella is a very good, honest and kind hearted young maiden. She has faith in what she wishes as she believes that someday they may come true. She is an intelligent lady. Being intelligent also makes her very indecisive as she thinks of many possible outcomes with each decision she makes.

Tell us a little bit about her back story.

She lived with her wealthy parents on a beautiful estate in a peaceful kingdom. They went to festivals as a family, held gatherings for friends and looked after all around them, including many animals. Showing Cinderella the beauty and wonderful things in life.

At the age of 12 her mother became ill. On her death bed she made Cinderella promise that she will always have a good heart and be to nice to all, no matter what.


Years later, Cinderella now a teenager her father remarries a Lady who has two daughters of her own. Cinderella welcomes them with an open heart. Soon after her father is called away for work. Sadly on his travels he became ill and dies. Ella now orphaned, has only a stepfamily who make her earn her keep doing all work and chores in the house. Spending most her time in the kitchen, Cinderella has only the birds she befriended as a child who remind her of her parents and keeps the faith in her heart which longs for a life of freedom from the lonely, trapped life she currently lives.

What kind of things happen to her?

Cinderella wishes more than anything to attend the king’s festival. She sets off ‘Into The Woods’ to seek guidance from her mothers grave which she visits often when feeling alone, confused or questions herself.

Cinderella makes her wish once more. Then, down falls a beautiful gown to attend the ball.

Later, Cinderella is being chased by a very charming Prince and his steward from the ball, when she meets the Bakers Wife. The Bakers Wife offers assistance, unknowing that Cinderella holds one of the items needed to break the curse! Doe she get it or not?

What scares you / What excites you?

Thing’s which scare Cinderella. Being alone & People getting hurt.
What excites Cinderella: Freedom such as open fields, quiet pounds and castles

Tell us about her relationships with other characters in the show

The relationship between Cinderella and her stepmother and stepsisters is a dark, neglected one. They bully, tease and abuse her constantly from what she looks like to even depriving her of her wishes.

Her relationship with the prince is a distant one. Although she has everything a girl could dream of, it isn’t all what it seemed it’d be like …

Into the Woods is on at Hull Truck Theatre 7-11 July 2015. To book tickets call the Box Office on 01482 323638 or book online.